United Monograms on Monogramming Ettiquette September 10 2014 1 Comment

Monogramming is an art that we respect here at United Monograms. Sometimes people ask the question, why are those monogram initials not in the right order? These people clearly need a little lesson in monogramming etiquette. Since you know we love to monogram everything, here is the etiquette we go by when monogramming.

Ladies:

First Name, LAST NAME, Middle Name.
The reason why the last name traditionally goes in the middle is because the last name is most important and should stand out!
Example: Mary Rachel American, whose monogram would look like:

Married Ladies:
First Name, LAST NAME, Maiden name (or middle name if you prefer).
Generally when a woman is married, the middle name leaves her monogram and is replaced by her maiden name.
Example: Our friend Mary Rachel American finds the love of her life, Bill Freedom, and they get married! Her new monogram would be:

Married Couples:
Bride's First Name, LAST NAME, groom's first name.
The reasoning for this one is easy, ladies first!
Since Mary & Bill Freedom are now happily married, their shared monogram would be:

 

Monogram Styles:

At United Monograms, we offer the 3 most popular styles of monograms. These styles are named Circle Monogram, Intertwined Vine & Master Circle Script. You can see how each looks in the image below.